Friday, April 27, 2012

21 Jump Street

Rating : 3/10
Release Date : 20th April, 2012 (India)
Time : 109 minutes
Director : Phil Lord, Chris Miller; Writer : Michael Bacall, based on the TV Series by Patrick Hasburg, Stephen Cannell ; Music : Alan Menken
Starring : Channing Tatum, Jonah Hill, Dave Franco, Brie Larson, Ellie Kemper, Dax Flame, IceCube

Two bumbling, mismatched yet complementary cops have to return, undercover, to the scene of their biggest failure and confront their fears. High School.
The premise is well set and apart from the liberal use of invective is pretty enjoyable till it completely falls apart in the last half hour with clich├ęs, implausibility and an almost farcical end ruining the movie in totality.
Channing Tatum exudes charm even in this farce. Dave Franco is pretty slick in the first half but goes downhill character wise post that. Jonah Hill holds his own and Brie Larson is his romantic interest.

High school could be an interesting place to return to with social mores having changed,
more power to the geek and different sets of skills being demanded. However, not in this movie.

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